Workshops at KPS

About Our Workshops

We host workshops geared towards faculty, administrators, advisory program coordinators, coaches, school psychologists, board members and leadership teams, to learn about our ethical decision-making model. The Ethics Institute at KPS offers professional development workshops that tackle current challenges in the world of education and help participants apply their learning in meaningful and immediate ways.

Past Workshop Topics

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Upcoming Event!

Ethics in Action:
Empathy x Design
Professional Development Experience for 
Middle and High School Educators
When: Thursday, February 23, 4 pm - 8 pm (includes reception and dinner)
Friday, February 248:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday, February 258:30 am - Noon
Where: Kent Place School - Main Academic Building, Summit, NJ

Cost: Cost of the workshop is $129 per person. Program includes welcome reception, breakfasts and lunches, and materials.  Participants pay for travel and lodging.  

The workshop is open to teachers and administrators who want to bring an ethically-­infused, design-thinking approach to teaching. Preference will be given to applicants with teams of 2 or more.

The Ethics in Action: Empathy x Design workshop, is a professional development experience created by the Ethics Institute at Kent Place School, in partnership with Design Thinking experts, Lisa Yokana and Ellen Deutscher. Select educators will work together to create a road map for integrating design and ethics as an essential component of the learning process in their respective middle and high school classrooms. Teachers will leave the workshop with concrete tools to engage students in designing solutions to complex, real­ world issues using methods adapted from the Ethical Decision­-Making Model and Design.

To RSVP, please submit your name and contact information to Eva Lazar at
Lisa Yokana: An educator for over fifteen years, Lisa Yokana currently teaches art, architecture and STEAM courses at Scarsdale High School, where she works with teachers across the disciplines to integrate Design Thinking and Making into their curriculum. She has co-designed and co-teaches a STEAM course sequence for Scarsdale's Design Lab, which will open in the fall of 2017. Lisa is a Teacher Coach for IDEO's Teachers Guild and guides other teachers from around the world through the Design Thinking process in order to solve the biggest challenges in education. 
Ellen Deutscher: Ellen Deutscher is a Design Thinking and Creativity Consultant with over 20 years experience teaching public school in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a Teacher Coach for the IDEO Teachers Guild and works as an advisor/collaborator with David Kelley (founder of IDEO and Stanford in the K12 space. She gives talks, teaches workshops and classes at the, throughout the SF Bay Area, and around the country.
42 Norwood Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901   |   (908) 273-0900
The Ethics Institute at Kent Place School is a first-of-its-kind Institute at the primary and secondary school levels. We believe promoting the process and practice of ethical thinking and ethical decision-making in the youngest of children prepares them to be the most effective leaders and compassionate citizens of tomorrow.